Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Me Underneath Me

I'm in disguise today. On the surface, I look like a somewhat dressed down attorney in black slacks, black walking shoes, and a black zip-up sweater. (All black because I take glee out of wearing mourning attire to my job). But, underneath my conservative-looking garb is actually the subversive statement pictured at left. Yep, that's right, and I'm damn proud of it. My uber-sweet friend Wood sent me a care package a few days ago that included this t-shirt from Mighty Girl. I think it's hilarious and I plan to wear it out soon to the bars just so I can blog about the response.

In other news, Dragon Lady is still a complete and utter bitch! Shocking isn't it? The nasty wench called me up today out of the blue to bitch me out for having to "track me down" after sending me an email request "a week ago." What's the biggest problem with that, you ask? She's confused. The bi-atch sent me the request at 9:21 pm Thursday night. I replied first thing Tuesday morning. By my count, I responded to her with the answer to her question in 2 business days, not 5. And, do you know how hard it was for her to track me down? She picked up the phone and dialed my extension. Oh my god! That must have been such an ordeal for her. Fucking Bitch.

Through gritted teeth, after saying that I did not think a week had passed and that I did not realize she wanted the answer immediately, I added a terse, "I'm sorry if you were waiting," which pretty much felt like I was force feeding myself gravel. She responded after a moment of tense silence punctuated only by her heavy breathing, "I have another call," and then hung up. God, I hate that woman.

I called my friend Essa immediately after the nasty wench hung up on me to vent my rage. Every time I have to interact with her every single cell in my being decides that I have to leave this firm RIGHT NOW.


Per the counter at the end of my blog - that I haven't yet changed - today would have been only 15 days until I was going to give my two weeks notice to this hell-hole under my original plan. Alas, with the chaos of the last couple of months, I had to change the plan. I'm ok with that because I know that I've been doing what I need to be doing, and I'm supremely impressed with myself for how I've handle everything so far.

The truth is that I would have had to change my original plan even if all of the personal issues hadn't exploded in November. I have two pro bono cases that are lasting longer than expected, and as they stand right now, I probably won't feel comfortable leaving them until at least February. My new revised plan, Plan C if you will, is to go enjoy the holidays and then come back and make finding a new job my #1 priority in life.

Now, if only the fucking bitch from hell would leave me alone, everything would be just fine. If she calls me one more time, she's going to leave me no choice. I'm going to have to walk into her office with my sweater zipped open and show her who I really am and what I really think of her.


Carly said...

I am so glad I found your blog - and that you found mine... That Artemis is one savvy blogger, I tell ya - and one heckuva great friend. I've been enjoying your blog in little pieces - one snippet here, one there, wanting it to linger. Just wanted you to know that you have a new fan - and that she supports you as you pursue Plan C! Best wishes!

Buttercup said...

Carly - I'm so glad I found yours! Thanks for commenting today. Sorry you got an wrathfilled earful. :)

InterstellarLass said...

Oooh! That t-shirt rocks! I'm so sorry DL is so horrible! I hate bosses like that. I worked for a really horrid micro-manager. Made my life miserable.

Anonymous said...


That shirt ROCKS! Wood is an awesome friend for sending you a care package! (Hi Wood!). I am glad that a new plan is emerging.

Natasha Beddingfield's song Unwritten should be your new mantra!

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Buttercup said...

Lass - I'm sorry you've suffered through a similar experience. Please share the story of your triumphant escape some time and give me something to look forward to. :)

Wordnerd - I thought you might like it. I'm going to check out that song now. The lyrics sound quite on point.

Karianne said...

I'm in love with that shirt! My husband would absolutely love to see me in it.

I'm sure that others have commented this, but DL reminds me of Miranda in Devil wears Prada. I haven't seen the movie, but your latest recap could have been in the book. You poor thing.

Plan C sounds like your best plan so far.

Buttercup said...

Karianne - DL is a lot like Miranda except that she lacks any redeeming qualities. She's no Meryl Streep!

gravelly said...

Buttercup! You need to go to a publishing house like Doubleday or some other and ask if they have a job for are a GREAT writer and need to share your words with the world! Jackie Kennedy Onassis worked at Doubleday, it is worth a shot, send them your resume....but don't wear the t-shirt to the interview!

candyminx said...

HI buttercup!!

What a t-shirt I loved reading about your covert action with wardrobe, brilliant!

I really like your plan C. I think your response on the phone with DL was excellent and you addressed her accusation while pointing out her exageration and keeping your cool all at once. I say try to stay focused on not giving in to her passive agressiveness...or her blaming. Keep track of your time and all that. I think keep going and when you look for a new job and give your notice...she will not be able to give you a bad ref.

You sound on top of your game!!!

See ya tomorrow for TT


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Gypsy said...

Awesome shirt!!

Dragon Lady is such a hag. I hope a pigeon shits on her today.

Bubbles said...

O.K. As you know I am forever the nag. You had to revise your timeline, yes-- but do not abandon the time line. Pick a new date that makes sense. Having your last day on or before March 3, 2007 can be good. Also, pick a drop-dead date (like Jan 1, 2008 come hell or high water). Your a lawyer, so revising schedules like this should be second-nature.